Monthly Archives: March 2014

King Arthur and the round table of Winchester

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Tweet   Winchester the ancient capital of Britain is keeping alive the legend of King Arthur and the round table. In the Great Hall of this ancient city there is an artifact of the round table hanging on the wall, …

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Castle Combe, one of the prettiest villages in England

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Tweet   When we arrived in the small village of Castle Combe in Wiltshire, it felt like a time machine had transferred us to the middle ages. There are no modern buildings to be seen anywhere or any modern architecture. …

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The Cookham floods

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Tweet   Cookham is a pretty little village in the Thames Valley that was a royal manor in 965 when owned by King Edgar, whose residence was located in Old Windsor, prior to Windsor Castle being built. Today the village …

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Maidenhead, the snobby town once known for its showy hotels

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Tweet   I continue my stories about settlements in the Thames valley. My last story was about Monkey Island. This time I write about Maidenhead, a wondrous and sweet town for me, because I not only describe my experiences and …

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